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José Nelson
José is 42 years old and studied up to the fifth grade. He is married and his wife carries out the household chores. José has three children, of whom two are in school.

José works as a day laborer and also plants corn. The area that he harvests covers 7,000 square meters. With his children he works this land, which is 600 meters from his home.

His loan will be invested in the purchase of manure, fertilizer, pesticide and herbicide to plant on 7,000 square meters of land. His dream is for his children to stay in school and prepare themselves academically, to improve his and his family's living conditions, and to own livestock.
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José de 42 años de edad, estudio hasta 5° grado, está casado, su esposa realiza las labores del hogar; y tiene tres hijos de los cuales dos estudian.

José trabaja como jornalero, y además siembra maíz, el área que cultiva es de 7,000 m2, la cual produce junto a sus tres hijos, y esta 600 mts de su casa.

El crédito será invertido para comprar abono, fertilizantes, pesticidas y herbicidas para sembrar 7,000 m2.

Su sueño es que sus hijos estudien y se preparen académicamente, mejorar la calidad de vida de su familia y tener ganado.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of a CrediCampo project to help rural farmers living in extreme poverty plant basic grains to feed their families. Excess product is sold on the local market. These loans are smaller than the typical loans offered by this field partner, and guarantee requirements are also reduced. Individuals who receive this type of loan also get access to technical assistance, information on good environmental practices and increased access to farm inputs like fertilizer. This is considered a high risk loan due to the population and loan purpose, and CrediCampo is one of the very few institutions in El Salvador willing to working with these farmers.

About CrediCampo

This loan is administered by CrediCampo, a Kiva Field Partner in El Salvador. CrediCampo seeks to improve the lives of rural communities and their families in areas including health, education, basic services, and infrastructure. Through its Community Development Unit, CrediCampo provides scholarships, leadership development training, and financial education programs for families in rural areas. CrediCampo’s work is crucial in addressing the issue of poverty in El Salvador. Based on 2009 estimates, 37.8% of the population lives below the poverty line. To learn more about CrediCampo and their work, visit their partner page.


About El Salvador

  • $7,500
    Average annual income
  • 521
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    El Salvador Loans Fundraising
  • $31,744,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped José Nelson to buy manure, fertilizer, pesticide and herbicide to plan 7,000 square meters.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Apr 24, 2014
May 13, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 21, 2015